Hi, I'm trying to research George Bell ADAMS of Giles Co., TN, my GGG grandfather.I think there are a lot of assumptions, as mentioned two posts earlier, about the ADAMS of Giles Co., TN based upon who they were living near in the 1850 census.There seem to be 2 camps and I'm trying to find out if anyone has actual data.
1. G.B. ADAMS was the son of Robert ADAMS and Nancy WELLS.He had a brother William Tait ADAMS.Robert ADAMS was the son of William ADAMS and Ann McCORMICK.
2. G.B. ADAMS was the son of Zachfield ADAMS and Elizabeth DAILEY.
Nancy and Elizabeth are both widows in the 1850 census.Elizabeth lives next to G.B. and Nancy lives next to William Tait.Nancy is only 17 years older than William in the 1850 census so I'm not convinced that William is not a younger brother to Nancy's deceased husband Robert ADAMS.
I'm so confused on this family and I'm no where near 100% convinced that they're not two different lines.How I wish the 1820,30, and 40 censuses had more info on them!